A black 2023 Ford F-250 XL STX is shown from the front at an angle.

Ford’s Super Duty Lineup Receives a Glow-Up for 2023

After a few years of uncertainty in the automotive industry, we’re finally seeing some new generations emerging onto the streets. Ford is at the helm of this by unveiling its all-new Super Duty, and these new generation trucks are absolutely invigorating. Revitalized from the ground up, models like the 2023 Ford F-250 showcase mesmerizing power, incomparable design elements, and capabilities we have yet to see in these particular trucks. Super duty trucks are designed to take on the tough stuff, the work that other trucks simply can’t tackle. If you’re wondering how Ford has enhanced its Super Duty trucks for its latest generation, here are some of the changes you’ll notice with these extraordinary workmates.

More Powerful Engines

One of the biggest changes in the Super Duty arsenal this year is the emergence of some new powertrains to enhance the capabilities of these power towers like never before. The 2023 Ford F-250, for instance, adds a 6.7-liter High-Output Power Stroke Turbo-Diesel V8 into the mix. This provides an astounding 500 horsepower and 1,200 lb-ft of torque and increases its towing capacity to a whopping 23,000 lbs. The F-250’s optional 7.3-liter V8 receives some tweaks to improve its performance, such as a new air intake. These tweaks allow it to reign supreme, boasting best-in-class gas numbers of 430 horsepower and 485 lb-ft of torque.

The F-250’s new standard engine is the new 6.8L V8. It replaces and outperforms its predecessor, the 6.2L V8, when it comes to the excitement and power that dwells beneath this superior machine’s polished hood. Now, even the base model F-250 comes with an impressive 405 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque.

All powertrains in the 2023 F-250 lineup are now paired with a TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission, which includes three overdrive gears to maximize towing and hauling capabilities. This was already available on higher-end models, but it is now standard equipment for all F-250s. In addition, the ability to select from different driving modes allows the F-250 to take on the elements with precision, whether it’s traveling through snow and mud, rocky terrain, or anything else that winds up underneath its tires. These top-performing engines allow the F-250 to conquer some amazing things on and off the road. With an optional integrated electric winch with 12,000 lbs of power, there’s nothing the Ford Super Duty trucks can’t handle, whether they’re working hard on the jobsite or playing hard on the trails.

A grey 2023 Ford F-250 Tremor is shown from the front at an angle.

A Functional Design

You’ll notice that the Super Duty trucks have also been redesigned from front to back this year, showcasing the familiar styles we’ve grown to know and love about other Ford truck favorites. From C-clamp-style lighting elements to helpful side air vents, the Super Duty models aren’t just intensely capable, they’re ultimately stylish as well. New body paneling, a revamped grille, all-new bumpers, and a refreshed tailgate provide a whole new look to these trusted workmates. Seven new grille designs allow for maximum cooling and performance, plus rear corner steps and molded hand cups to access the bed more conveniently allow the Super Duty models to be undeniably functional, no matter what task they’re taking on next. Its all-new power tailgate also features a tailgate down camera, which helps drivers see what’s behind them more clearly even when the tailgate is in the extended position.

If you thought that all of the upgrades were made to the Super Duty lineup’s exterior, then you’d be mistaken. Even the interior cabin experience has been completely enhanced to showcase a ride like no other. Premium leather upholstery, wood accents throughout, max-recline front seats, and more comfortable elements can be expected in these functional trucks, allowing them to add intense enjoyment to the ride, even when they’re on the jobsite taking on tough tasks. An available On-Site Office increases productivity on the road with the ability to complete paperwork, work on a laptop, enjoy a meal, and do anything else drivers need to accomplish while on the go.

Enhanced Tech

It seems as though virtually everything has been elevated in the 2023 Super Duty models, and that also includes the tech that resides inside. Models like the F-250 aren’t just powerful and functional. They’re also innovative, with helpful tech to create the ride drivers need, especially when they rely on their truck much of the day. From state-of-the-art connectivity features to smart towing tech, the Super Duty models are loaded up with exceptional technology to heighten the ride in every possible way. A new 12-inch instrument cluster screen joins the lineup this year, displaying speed, vehicle performance, and other important details of the ride while allowing drivers to customize their experience. Over-the-air updates, cloud-based connectivity, and voice recognition add even more value to these tough trucks, making for an intuitive experience that’s functional, enjoyable, and ultimately convenient.

A new available Head-Up Display comes in handy, projecting pertinent details about the ride at eye-level on the windshield. An 8-inch or 12-inch touchscreen display is all the lineup includes this year, getting rid of the small 4-inch option in previous models. Wireless smartphone compatibility, a 5G Wi-Fi Hotspot (the first in its class), and an 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with the most speakers in its class make Super Duty models a step above the rest. Perhaps what loyal Ford drivers most appreciate is the arsenal of advanced trailering tech found inside of the newly enhanced Super Duty models, because let’s face it, these trucks are pulling some heavy loads. From backup assistance to onboard scales and a 360-degree trailer camera package, Super Duty models are equipped to tow with confidence.

A black 2023 Ford F-250 XL STX is shown from the rear at an angle.

Intense Off-Road Capabilities

The Ford Super Duty models are more capable than many drivers think, transitioning seamlessly from the jobsite to the trails in an instant. This year, more Super Duty models enjoy standard four-wheel drive, which allows these capable travelers to trek through various types of terrain with the utmost agility. Its Tremor Off-Road Package elevates excitement levels on the trails, with 35-inch all-terrain tires, an off-road ready front and rear suspension system, and Rock Crawl and Trail Control modes to traverse dangerous terrain like a true icon. Not only do Super Duty models perform exceptionally well on the trails, they also look the part of an established off-roader with a durable build and an intimidating stance that quickly captures the attention of everyone in the wilderness.

An All-New Generation of the Super Duty Nameplate

Ford Super Duty trucks step in when the going gets tough. When other trucks bow out and give up, and the 2023 models perfectly showcase this level of performance better than we’ve ever seen before. From an intense level of power out of a new slew of engines, to durable and reinforced designs to add extreme value to these capable workmates, the Super Duty trucks have evolved into some of the most fascinating and capable trucks on the market. Of course, you can’t forget about the spectacular lineup of tech options inside to not only make the drive more enjoyable, but also more functional as well, with groundbreaking trailering tech fit for colossal haulers like these.

Whether Super Duty models like the 2023 Ford F-250 are traveling on the pavement or on the trails, the enhancements made this year propel them to the top of the list when it comes to tough and capable trucks. Ford designs trucks that can quite literally accomplish anything they set out to do, and this is evident from the moment you catch a glimpse of the all-new generation of Super Duty legends. These trucks have it all, further proving that Ford F-Series trucks deserve to be the best-selling trucks in America 46 years and counting.